"Welcome to the Sixth Form section of our website where you can find out about the wide range of exciting opportunities available to you in Year 12 and Year 13 at Ysgol Eirias.


We are a large and thriving Sixth Form of 280 students with a proud reputation for academic excellence, recognised by Estyn.   This is something we constantly endeavour to build on, through a vast range of curricular and extra-curricular programmes. Our size allows us to offer an exceptional range of 32 different courses in addition to those provided through the Conwy Consortium (LINC). However, we also offer individual support through small class sizes and our very experienced teaching and pastoral team.


Ysgol Eirias provides a Sixth Form environment which will challenge and support you to achieve your full potential and help you on your journey towards university, employment or further training. For further information or to arrange a visit to the Sixth Form please do not hesitate to contact me".




Mr S Gavin

Head of Sixth Form


Tel. 01492 532025 ext.246

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Year 12 & 13 Events

Year 12 & 13 Events (80)

Sixth Form News

Jul 2018

Emily and Hannah1

We were very fortunate to welcome ex-students Emily Smeaton and Hannah Noone back into school this week to talk to the 6th Form.  Since graduating in Psychology at Oxford, Emily has held various positions in the UK and Australia and she is now completing a doctorate in Psychology at Manchester.  Hannah meanwhile has moved on from starring in school productions to a first class degree and MA from Durham University in Music and she is now operating as a freelance Theatre and Opera director, working on a variety of exciting projects in the UK and beyond.  Most recently, she has just finished assisting on a new verbatim musical ‘The Assassination of Katie Hopkins’ and she is about to direct a big installation piece in Powis Castle, based on when the venue was used as an all-girls school during the war.

We are sure that Emily and Hannah’s talks were of great benefit to the students as they begin to contemplate their plans beyond 6th form and we are very grateful that they generously gave up their time to deliver the talks.

Jul 2018

Lowri Edwards Medicine July 2018

We were delighted to welcome Lowri Edwards back into school this week to speak to some of our aspiring Year 12 medical applicants about her experiences at university.  Lowri has just completed her first year of study at the prestigious Trinity College Medical School in Dublin and is thoroughly enjoying her time there.  She was able to pass on some useful tips about work experience, personal statements, entrance exams and preparing for interviews.  Lowri also provided advice which helped 3 of our Year 13 students to secure offers at Medical schools in the UK this year.  We certainly hope to maintain our strong alumni links in future to continue to support our students

Jul 2018

Bridge pic

Year 12 students enjoyed a really successful Skills Day this week. Students participated in a range of activities designed to take them out of their comfort zone and to help them develop vital key skills such as teamwork, communication and well-being.  Activities included a Bridge building activity with the Institute of Civil Engineers, an outdoor skills challenge, self-defence, meditation and Zumba.  The day culminated with the ever-popular whole year group Zumba dance off.  A great time was had by all.  Thanks go to all the staff who provided the activities on the day, our friends at the Institute of Civil Engineers and to Aaron Bradley Bevan for providing the Zumba activity.

Jul 2018


Leavers Ball 2018

A great time was had by all at the 6th Form Leavers Ball at the St George's Hotel in Llandudno on a beautiful summers' evening.  Over 120 students and staff gathered to send off a talented cohort in style.  Thank you to the senior prefect team for helping to organise such a successful event, to Mrs Frankcom who worked tirelessly behind the scenes, to all the staff who supported the event and to all the staff at the hotel who helped to make it a very special occasion.  We look forward to seeing all the students again on exam results day in August. 

Jul 2018


In small groups the Y12 Finance class were tasked with designing a sustainable bank/building society or credit union for this area or school. All the results were of a very high standard and the judges’ decision was a difficult one. The overall winner was chosen for their adherence to the task alongside a professional approach and presentation. They had considered all elements of the task including: Branding/logo/marketing; Type of institution (bank/building society/credit union); Corporate Social Responsibility; Ethics; Workforce; Pay; Interest Rates; Competition; Target Audience. Each group had an element that was outstanding and were commended for this, of note was the slogan for D.L.C Inc which was “Where service and banking go hand in hand”.

Jul 2018

HE Evening July 2018

We were delighted by the very positive response from parents to our Higher Education Evening held on Thursday this week. All parents in our survey indicated that they ‘strongly agreed’ that the event was useful.  We were very pleased to welcome Huw Peters from the University of Manchester back into school to deliver a talk on ‘Applying to University’.  We were also delighted that ex-student, Emily Cooksey, also supported the event.  Emily has recently completed a PhD in Chemical Engineering at Manchester and works with their schools liaison team.  She takes up a lectureship in September.  Llinos Angharad Williams from Bangor University delivered a really useful presentation on student finance and budgeting.  It was great to see such a positive response from the parents who attended.  They then had the opportunity to ask a range of questions to ask our presenters at the end.  The event builds on support provided for students in school including talks from the Universities of Lancaster and Bangor.

Jul 2018

Trinity St David visit July 2018 ii

12 Year 12 Eirias students attended a Humanities Conference at the University of Wales, Trinity and St David today as part of their preparations for the Welsh Baccalaureate.  It was a very enjoyable and productive visit for all involved.



Jul 2018

There will be a Higher Education Evening for Year 12 students and parents on Thursday 5th July from 6pm till 7pm in the 6th Form Common Room.  There will be short talks from representatives from the University of Manchester and Bangor University to discuss applying to university and also student finance and budgeting.  There will also be an opportunity for questions and discussion. We are looking forward to a very useful and productive evening.

Jun 2018

Sandy Mill

We were delighted to welcome Sandy Mill into school this week to provide talks for our Year 10 and Year 12 students.  Sandy is the Schools Liaison Officer for Magdalene College, University of Cambridge.  Sandy came in to talk to students about applying for university and the various things they need to consider before applying.  We are sure that the students benefitted greatly from these talks and are now better informed as they move ahead with their future plans.




Jun 2018

Induction Day

Students wishing to return to the Sixth Form in September should attend the Sixth Form Induction Day on Wednesday 27 June 2018.  Registration starts at 08:45 and the day finishes at 3pm.  Uniform is not required but smart casual dress is expected.

Sixth Form Induction day gives students a taste of life in the Sixth Form, the opportunity to sample subject lessons and allows them to confirm their subject choices with Sixth Form staff.  If a student intends to return to the Sixth Form but is unable to attend the Induction Day please contact Mr Gavin, Head of Sixth Form. 


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